Through a range of professional, engaging workshops, masterclasses, one-to-one advice sessions and accountability sessions with experienced business owners who have been there and done it, we will help you build a solid foundation for your start-up business as well as develop your sales and pitching techniques
Have you completed our StartUp & Go Bootcamp or Introduction to Social Enterprise course and want to develop your business further?
Our StartUp & Go Bootcamp, and Social Enterprise courses are run by experienced, professional business mentors who guide you through everything from research and forecasting to business planning, finance and marketing.
Attending our StartUp & Go Bootcamp or our Introduction to Social Enterprise courses are prerequisites for applying for the incubator programme. If you haven’t already attended these but have some experience in starting and running a business before, please get in touch with us to arrange a 1-1 to discuss further.
“Learning how to be emotionally intelligent and what the mind-set of an entrepreneur needs to be gave me the confidence to go for it!”
But that's not all...
By participating in the programme you will also have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art business lounge with high-speed broadband and PCs to help you work on your business plan, undertake market research and meet with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
|Date||Day||Time||Group Event||Mentors Meetings|
|18 September 2023||Monday||1pm - 3pm||Online Onboarding Induction|
|19th September 2023||Tuesday||9.30am - 12.30pm||Workshop 1: What is your WHY?||Accountability 1-1s|
|1.30pm - 4.30pm||Workshop 2 - How to structure your start-up, avoid the pitfalls and make your business a success|
|27th September 2023||Wednesday||9.30am - 12.30pm||Workshop 3 - Basic Finance and Budget concepts||StartUp Croydon Team 1-1|
|1.30pm - 4.30pm||Workshop 4: Defining Products/Services/MVP|
|4th October 2023||Wednesday||9.30am - 12.30pm||Workshop 5: Identifying Customers||Accountability
|1.30pm - 4.30pm||Workshop 6: Pricing|
|11th October 2023||Wednesday||9.30am - 12.30pm||Workshop 7: Branding / Advertising||StartUp Croydon Team 1-1|
|1.30pm - 4.30pm||Workshop 8: Introduction to Selling|
|18th October 2023||Wednesday||9.30am - 12.30pm||Workshop 9: Pitching Masterclass||StartUp Croydon Team 1-1|
|1.30pm - 4.30pm||Pitching Practice|
|25th October 2023||Wednesday||Pitching||Accountability
|26th October 2023||Thursday||Pitching||Accountability
|1st November 2023||Wednesday||Celebration / Graduation Day|
The cost to StartUp Croydon for running the Business Incubator programme is approximately £1,200 per person. However, we deliver this through our charitable aims, which enables us to offer a significant discount of 90% per person.
All we ask of each successful delegate is a financial commitment of £100 +VAT.
When you first apply to attend the Business Incubator programme, you will need to pay a registration fee of £35 + VAT which covers the costs of both the administration to process your application and the interview with you.
If you are successful at the interview stage and choose to continue, you will be required to pay the remaining £65 + VAT to secure your place on the programme.
If you are interested in applying for a space on the programme which is limited to a maximum of 6 participants, you should have:
• attended one or all of our one-day bootcamp courses or the introduction to social enterprise courses
• alternatively attended another introductory business course or done some research already into your idea
• a good business idea based on an identified need
• not started trading yet
To apply, complete the application form by clicking the link below.